Jan 17 AT 10:21 PM Nick Gray 19 Comments

Virtuous Quattro RC1 now available for HTC Incredible S, Desire S, Z, HD


With Android 4.0 all the rage these days, we thought we’d share that the Virtuous team has released their Virtuous Quattro RC1 to the public. The Virtuous team was first thrown into the spotlight in the middle of last year when they were the first to port HTC Sense 3.0 to a handful of HTC devices.

Virtuous Quattro was announced in early January and the team of developers has been working around the clock to get as many handset features operational as possible for the HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S and HTC Desire Z. I spent the better part of the afternoon playing around with Virtuous Quattro on my T-Mobile G2 and can say that the Virtuous team has done an amazing job. Yes, there are some good Android 4.0 ports out there for various HTC phones, but little things like Quattro Control, which enables additional lockscreen features and other system tweaks, give Virtuous Quattro a leg up on the competition.

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That being said, Virtuous Quattro RC1 isn’t without its flaws. The camera application still has its issues, and there are graphic glitches in a handful of applications. Fortunately, the team has been pushing out updates in rapid succession, so we should see fixes for these¬†minor¬†issues within the next week or two.

If you’d like to take Virtuous Quattro RC1 for a test drive, click on one of the links below.

Working Features

  • Sound
  • Boots without any issue
  • Wallpapers
  • Live Wallpapers
  • Phone works 2G/3G
  • Touch
  • Keys
  • SD Card
  • Wifi
  • Sensors
  • Root
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth
  • EGL
  • Advanced Power Menu
  • Screenshots
  • Market
  • Mic
  • 3D Games
  • Gallery
  • 3D Acceleration
  • Video Playback
  • GPS
  • Tethering
  • Facebook contact sync

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • damambt

    i have been waiting for these guys to port this over to Nexus S users. its likely that the only way im gonna get a chance to experience this is by getting an HTC phone; seen a couple of G2 on craigslist for $125 – $175. Whats so bad about the G2?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Not much at all. I’m still using the G2 as my daily driver. I’m waiting to see what HTC announces at Mobile World Congress before choosing which phone to upgrade to next.

      • Leroy Bryan Miller

        the htc one seems like a show stopper, google it

    • Eli

      Actually, I’vebeen trying to sell an almost perfect condition G2 right now. I don’t mean to be sketchy, but if you want to talk more about it, email me at efrdman2008 [at] gmail.com

      the only reason I’m selling it is because I’m on sprint now.

      • Eli

        Actually I’ve been trying to sell and almost perfect G2* WTB edit button.

  • classic_hero

    damn my original incredible!

  • Charlesbrown79

    I cannot wait for the official Sensation one.

  • Hall Lo

    Yup got it installed on my G2 this morning. For the camera I am using Camera Zoom FX so no glitch for taking still images (the stock camera starts with a black screen and needa take a pic to make it return to the way it should work), but this rom is awesome! Thanks to all the developers working on this rom!!

  • benben

    IMO this ROM is not quite ready for DD material. I flashed it yesterday and played around with it for a bit but returned to CM7 after a few hours.
    The Virtuous team has been quick with updates and fixes all around so hopefully we’ll see a fix to the graphic glitches and a fully working stock camera app very soon.
    Also looking forward to the iteration of Andromadus for DZ/G2 and CM9.
    Much respect to everyone working to make our phones better!

    • benben

      *next* iteration of Andromadus.

  • spazby

    great news

  • Nathan D.

    I use this on my step dads sensation 4g and it is great :)

  • mouzon21

    anyone know if they plan on releasing a port for the mt4g?

  • Flow-Wolf

    Hi, I am the creator of the video :)
    Thanks to add it here :)

    But… there is a new one ;)

    with no white part :)

    here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB789ctBh78

    you can maybe change the link :)

    Flow ;)

  • thesuffering

    this also works for Inspire 4g users following these steps

  • http://facebook.com/jestertx2001 Jes

    Suhweeeeeet I know what my plans are for the night!

    Yes I just realized how OMG-he-must-be-a-geek-virgin that sounded.

  • casey

    Every time I ROM-hop, I end up coming back to MIUI. It’s just so fluid and visually pleasing that I prefer it even over CM7. After a bit of tweaking, you can really make it into anything you want, which is what I love about it.

    I plan to keep my G2 beyond my contract (12/2012) and use it on prepaid/VOIP service. This phone is truly a high quality device.

  • Zafar Abbas Kalason

    This is not ROM. I have installed on my HTC Desire HD about 02 days back. It has lot of tweaks to be addressed. For example if we want to add the contacts to the group it did not show the whole contacts to select. There is a option to tape the contact name????
    Lot of Market applications are not running on this version like games and other application.

    please keep me posted upon any update and fixes. Thanking you in anticipation


  • Zafar Abbas Kalason

    Another major is you cannot create list in music application like the others i.e. first create the playlist and then there is option available to add the songs. But unlikely this option is not available in this ROM.